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I Have Very Low Self-esteem

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 196 People

    It's Not The Inside It's The Outside

    This story isn't necessarily about me. I used to know one girl who had been my role model for a long time. She was perfect got perfect grades and didn't have stupid freckles like I did. Life just seemed so perfect for her. Ok i'll tell you something you might need to know that...
    DangerousFeather DangerousFeather 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 27, 2012

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    It sucks feeling this way.

    People say I'm an open book but I don't think I am because I cry in private and quiet when I'm sad but often smile when I'm around people whoever they are. I really want a love story of my own and it hurts that I'm not ready for it cuz of my low self self esteem.
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F Jan 5

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    Body Dysmorphia? I Sure Hope So

    I have always thought I was fat and high school reinforced the fact. Although i only weighed about 145 lbs and was 5'7, I constantly blamed my unattractiveness on failure and heartbreak. I was bulemic for about 6 years before i finally beat it myself. I believe this is one of the...
    juneaux24 juneaux24 26-30 2 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    It Is the Same As the "I Have Low Self-esteem" Group

    Only it is "I have very low self-esteem" 
    Hairstyle Hairstyle 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 16, 2008

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    Body Dysmorphia? I Sure Hope So

    I have always thought I was fat and high school reinforced the fact. Although i only weighed about 145 lbs and was 5'7, I constantly blamed my unattractiveness on failure and heartbreak. I was bulemic for about 6 years before i finally beat it myself. I believe this is one of the...
    juneaux24 juneaux24 26-30 3 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    The Abyss Is Calling Me..........

    I can't remember a time when I even remotely liked myself. I like Nothing about me. People tell me I am pretty with a good body, I'm 5'4 & 88 lbs now (somethings wrong now I'm losing weight for no reason, have to go to dr), I am normally 105lbs. I do not believe anyone who...
    sumanitutanka sumanitutanka 46-50, F 9 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    People change but I don't.

    I've been always this insecure since years ago. Those past years where I looked fat with my weird face shape-it's not an oval nor a square, it's in between, and my eyes are not the same size or shape. I was always pull my hair back so it showed my whole face with its flaws. And...
    ihopetobepretty ihopetobepretty 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2014

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    Falling While Soaring

    I thought you loved me until the day you said those words that tore my heart apart. Those words said you could never love me for who I had become. I could of taken it if you where a boyfriend, I could of taken it if you where a best friend, but no what hurt most was you where my...
    DangerousFeather DangerousFeather 16-17, F Mar 27, 2012

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    So There's This Guy...

    and it feels like every story involving me feeling bad about myself centers around a man. The ones who felt like propping themselves up at my expense and picking at all my imperfections. Or the ones who had the nerve to ignore me for the girl who obviously looked...
    awesomechica awesomechica 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2010

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    FACING THE PROBLEM: ME Today is January 2,

    2015. It is 6 AM in the morning and I have not yet gone to bed. Earlier, I had been in my sister's room looking up something on my tablet. I was getting ready to leave her room when suddenly, she says she wants me to stay a little longer and chat a little. Naturally, I had plans...
    girlunknownyet girlunknownyet 18-21, F Jan 31

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    I Want Confidence!

    i was born to a family of nine, including my parents. i have seven siblings, i'm the fifth. all my siblings are super brilliant and intelligent, while i'm not. they are pretty and tall enough while i'm the dwarf. recently, i've learnt something about child's psychology . low self...
    hitsushiro hitsushiro 18-21, F Jan 23, 2012

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    WHATS the Point

    I DONT KNOW WHY I AM HERE.MY LIFES A SHAMBLES. I USED TO BE HAPPY GO LUCKY AND MARRIED TO A PRINCE CHARMING.HE WAS ALL I HAD DREAMED OF MY WHOLE LIFE.THINGS TURNED UGLY AFTER 6 YEARS.HES A CRACKHEAD NOW AND DESTROYED ALL MY HOPES AND DREAMS.I AM NOW SEEING A THERAPIST EVERY 2...
    kathtlb kathtlb 61-65, F 2 Responses Oct 10, 2008

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    I have low self esteem in general. I went in this morning to take my drivers test for my license. I was really nervous. I passed maneuverability. After that, we went into the...
    charlieisme charlieisme 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I have low self esteem I'm 5'2 and only weigh 90 pounds,,, I hate being skinny,,, now a days guys want thick girls
    sactownbarbie sactownbarbie 26-30 2 Responses Feb 9

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    I have a new idea for you if you suffer from low self esteem. This should work for most of you: Are you a child abuser? Do you regularly punt puppies? Do you eat monkey brains...
    HumanNuggets HumanNuggets 22-25 4 Responses Feb 10

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    It wasn't until I searched low self esteem, did u find , and confidence. To read this was to feel validated. The internal conflicts the eternal of my existence each and every day...
    heavenlyflower123 heavenlyflower123 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    I have a low self esteem even though I try to hide it
    babyvuvu2014 babyvuvu2014 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't have poor self-esteem. I have poor esteem for everyone else! - Daria
    NG725324 NG725324 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    I recently deleted all other social media from my life due to the fact that it was causing so much harm to my self esteem. I woke up every morning blindly scrolling through each...
    Danlor9991 Danlor9991 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 8

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    Very very low. I've always been made fun of. I have fat legs, stomach, arms.. Everything. I also have stretchmarks in all of those areas. I hate it so much...
    WishMeLuck15 WishMeLuck15 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am really sick of feeling like a failure all of the time. I'm tired of wanting to die every time I make a mistake. The reason why I feel this way is because all of my peers treat...
    charlieisme charlieisme 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I have to write something about myself, for therapy purposes. I have to describe this character that happens to be me. I don't really know what to say. I barely can write this...
    Dylanismyfriend Dylanismyfriend 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    So I'm feeling down about my body, im slightly chubby and such, but and this is a bug but, my boobs are very small they fit into a 38 A cup. This always makes me feel bad, most...
    Cuttlefishculler Cuttlefishculler 18-21 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I really don't find myself that attractive........I have big hips,brown skin,I have a weird voice that is really high,I have small fingers,a big head,marks oh my face and crazy...
    AjaxJaxson AjaxJaxson 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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    I always find it hard to have confidence in something. I envy some people. They don't seem to have difficulty about confidence. They seem to be always trusting themselves. No...
    phoebechan phoebechan 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I find it hard to find people who understand how hard it is to never like yourself. I'm my own worst critic.
    xxmonkeynessxx xxmonkeynessxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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    After years of being called ugly,stupid,retarded, special,disabled, poor,weird,creepy,and lots more! This is what I've become. I hate myself I can't do anything right I'm more than...
    wassup305 wassup305 16-17, F 10 Responses Feb 7

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    This may sound horrible or something, but I don't hate my body for being fat; I just don't think I'm skinny enough to me attractive.
    GahYan GahYan 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    i just cant help it and i dont know if theres a way to change how i feel
    johnny437 johnny437 13-15, M Feb 10

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    I'm falling back down. Everyone around me seems to be happy and over their depression and here I am getting worse and worse by the minute... Suicidal thoughts are back. I'm not...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    I can't talk about anything with my mom with out her telling me to get a job or get my license. It ****** me off because: It's really ******* hard to get a job here. Every teenager...
    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F Feb 15

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    I always do bad on a test even thought I studied hard for the exam. A novel by me.
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    I find it hard to accept compliments because it feels like I'm being lied to. 😐
    hibashaikhx hibashaikhx 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 20

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    I feel so alone and depressed it makes me wanna cut again
    Sveny Sveny 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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    one minute you are on top of the world, next minute you feel ugly and unimportant. ..ugh life
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I owe it all to my parents, always calling me stupid and telling me that I'm a bad person who isn't good enough. Whenever I want to talk, they tell me to go to my room and talk to...
    smurfinaround smurfinaround 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't think people really need a reason for this. We're in a world where media shows standards for males and females that are impossible. It's not even one person- it's multiple...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    There are times like these where I'm just waiting for the storm to pass and I don't feel like trying. I don't want to do anything but cry. This emptiness in my heart is getting...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Feb 10

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    i used to have self confident when i was younger but when i hit puberty it changed. all the other girls had better developed bodies and got boyfriends so easily and i never got any...
    avalily avalily 18-21, F Feb 14

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    I have so little confidence I reject ppl who ask me out not because I don't like them back, but because I feel too ugly and unworthy to have someone's affections. < 3
    SeanNation SeanNation 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I almost died in an ATV accident in Mexico I had a girlfriend for 5 months online and in person She said she'll never leave me and she'll b with me through everything. A month...
    pilot2022 pilot2022 13-15, M Feb 8

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    I am as capable as anyone out there.
    anshu0312 anshu0312 22-25, M Feb 13

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    With a bit of courage for shuness on the side.
    HiddenNumber4 HiddenNumber4 13-15, M Feb 13

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    This would be great, so I could stop second guessing myself all the time, so I could talk to people without feeling lightheaded. Although I guess it's better with too little than...
    theycallmetk theycallmetk 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    I have no motivation to do anything. Therefore I have no commitment to anything. Over the last couple of years this has gotten increasingly bad and I even cannot bring myself to...
    HyperactiveLauren HyperactiveLauren 16-17, F Feb 6

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    I have been self harming since I was 12, I am about to be 21. The last time I harmed was a month ago and I made one big deep cut that should've had stitches because the scar now is...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I know this is long. I want to know if anyone else feels the guilt that I feel and depression or if anyone has similar experiences. Thank you so much for your support. I feel...
    interested0001 interested0001 31-35, F 2 days ago